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Codes for Australian Aquatic Biota (CAAB) Taxon Report

Animalia (kingdom)  »  Chordata (phylum)  »  Elasmobranchii (class)  »  Rajiformes (order)  »  Dasyatidae (family)

CAAB Code: 37 035032 show as JSON
Scientific Name
and Authority

Urogymnus acanthobothrium   Last, White & Kyne, 2016

Rank: Species
CAAB category: 37 - Pisces Fishes
Family: 37 35 Dasyatidae (Stingrays) - show full list
Standard Name: [a stingray]
Organism Type: a stingray
Synonyms: Himantura sp 5 [Last et al 2016, fig 3]
Urogymnus sp 5 [Last et al 2016, fig 5]
Taxon lists: Current Australian list:
Commercial species list:
Standard Fish Names List:
Habitat: Estuarine
Coastal (0-40m)
Shelf Demersal (40-200m)
Parent Codes: 37 035908     Urogymnus spp.
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Modelled distribution shown as blue polygon (source: Australian National Fish Expert Distributions) Updated on 2022-08-09.
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Expected species depth range is from 2 to 60 m.
Taxon Notes:Described from a specimen collected in Cambridge Gulf, WA, 15°33′ S, 127°59′ E. Juveniles collected in 2.2-8.7m from lower reaches of Wildman and West Alligator Rivers, NT, the lower Ord R. and West Arm of Cambridge Gulf, WA. An adult female was recorded in marine waters at a depth of 60 m east of the Wessel Islands (11°18′ S, 137°00′ E), NT. Subadult specimens caught in the Gulf of Papua were from depths of 10–20 m.

Name status: accepted    Checked on: 2022-08-21
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Record source and
Scientific Name
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LAST, PETER R., WHITE, WILLIAM T., KYNE, PETER M., 2016. Urogymnus acanthobothrium sp. nov., a new euryhaline whipray (Myliobatiformes: Dasyatidae) from Australia and Papua New Guinea, Zootaxa, Vol. 4147: 162. doi:10.11646/zootaxa.4147.2.4
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